Isha Judd

Periodically, I’ve mentioned Isha here. She’s shifted to calling herself Isha Judd, probably to differentiate herself from another guru and some models. While her main web site stays the same, she’s shifted her blog and …

Retreating

In July ’08, I went on 2 retreats – 5 days with Lorne and Lucia followed by a week in silence with Gangaji. In the year since, I’ve been on a bunch of video-conferenced day …

Solidity

One of the more curious things in the awakening process is the dawning of solidity. For a time during the process, we can seem to be stepping into increasing levels of abstraction. The once apparently …

Selfless, Soulless Being

Recently, Tom Stine posted a quote on Buddha’s teachings. He did not state his own position on the quote and did not open comments. In discussion on prior posts there, we’ve discussed if this is …

Opening and Integration

In Visions into Dust, I touched on the cycle of growth again: balance, disintegration, growth, integration, and repeat. From recent remarks here and offline, it sounds like it would be useful to touch on what …

Being Nice to the Ego

Recently, local coach Penny Boyd interviewed Genpo Roshi. In a little over an hour, they explore a number of facets of Genpo’s history and approach, Big Mind Big Heart. His web site refers to this …

The Avoidance of Pain

Our physiology is built to avoid pain. If we put our finger on something sharp or hot, it will automatically pull away. Only later will our mind engage and consider the experience. Have an emotional …

Visions into Dust

There is an aspect of the waking process, the way of growth of consciousness, that is important to understand. That experiences all turn to dust. One aspect of this is the simple fact that experiences …

The Blogger’s Debate

I’ve talked here before about the curiosity of the path. A blog like this talks about the process of awakening. As words are symbols for concepts, any such discussion or writing is inherently mental. While …

Concept Fatigue

If you’ve been exploring spiritual circles for any period of time, you may get a little tired of hearing words like “unity”, “enlightenment”, and “oneness”. Ideas like “awareness” and “existence”. Not to mention all the …

Light on Beings

In several posts more recently, I’ve spoken a bit about light beings. What may be called angels, devas or whatever. I’ve also spoken about the two ways of seeing the world: as laws of nature …

Really Conscious

I heard someone say today that they only believe what they can take in through their senses. I laughed at the absurdity of it. The physical experience is such a small part of what is. …